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AUGMENTED REALITY PHOTO BOOTH

Posted on: August 15th, 2016 by Sam Foxman

Foto Vid

Augmented Reality Photo Booth allows your guests to appear with random 3D Virtual Props to create an extraordinary (and fun!) photo favor!

Evntiv Photo Booth
Here’s how it works… Guests stand in front of the open air photo booth and then view themselves on a large monitor. Instantly, random 3D props are loaded onto the screen and the guest is able to move and interact with the props. Guests can switch the props by raising their right hand above their head and open it. Once the guests are ready to take their photo, they pull down the virtual gesture slider and 3..2..1.. snap, a memorable augmented reality photo is printed and handed to them! An additional feature allows guests to remove the backdrop without the need of a green screen. Guests can find themselves anywhere in the world or in front of any logo or branding.

Contact us for more information at info@evntiv.net

Evntiv Photo Booth

TEAM PROFILE: MEGAN STULL, TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

Posted on: July 20th, 2016 by Sam Foxman

Megan

Our newest addition to the Evntiv Team is actually not new to Evntiv. Megan Stull has been working on a contract basis for Evntiv for the past two years on key projects. In May, Megan joined Evntiv full time as Technical Director.

Megan brings nearly 10 years of event experience to her role as Technical Director. Her background as an audio engineer and stage manager enables her to bridge the gap between clients and production vendors. Her technical knowledge and attention to detail ensure that events are executed seamlessly. Prior to joining the Evntiv team, Megan worked in many capacities as a freelance and touring professional.

“I have had my eye on Megan for a long time”, explains Evntiv President, Sam Foxman. “She has an incredible eye for detail and the technical knowledge to design audio / lighting / video systems. This kind of experience adds value for our clients”, explains Foxman.

 

EVENT TECH: SUPER PLANNER APP

Posted on: February 16th, 2015 by Sam Foxman

Gone are the days where you need to memorize dozens of equations or stop and create a diagram to figure out capacity or seating. Super Planner is an app for the professional event planner which provides a variety of planning tools, including calculators for venue capacity, staffing, catering, staging, projection and dance floor, as well as useful tips in several areas. Features include:

CAPACITY CALCULATOR
– Calculate venue capacity for 15 different seating configurations, including banquet, classroom, theater, reception, conference & exhibit. Includes “comfy” and “snug” calculations for several configurations.
– Capacity calculator works in reverse too. Enter your desired capacity in a specific seating configuration and it tells you how big a room you need.
– Capacity calculator works for both feet and meters.
– Dance floor size calculator.

FOOD & BEVERAGE
– Price Converter, from “inclusive (of tax and gratuity)” to “plus plus”. Factors in for whether gratuity is taxed or not. Works in reverse as well.
– Calculates # of hors d’oeuvres needed for various events.
– Calculates # of drinks needed for various events.
– Chart lists# of drinks per bottle for wine, champagne, 750ml liquor, and liter liquor.
– Table chart listing linen sizes needed for each table size, as well as how many people fit at each one.
– Diagram of formal place setting.

STAFFING
– Calculator for # of waiters based on 5 different service styles.
– Calculator for # of bartenders needed.
– Calculator for # of check-in staff needed.


AUDIO VISUAL
– Projection Seating calculator for how close first and last row of seats should be based on your screen size.
– Projection Space calculator for how much space needed between projector and screen. Provides a basic calculation, as well as an advanced calculation (based on focal length and projector depth).
– Staging diagram, showing locations for “stage left/right”, “up-stage/down-stage”, “house left/right”.
– Stage height calculator.
– 13 Powerpoint/Keynote design tips.
– 15 Projection tips, including:
— When to use front vs. rear projection
— When to use iMag (image magnification)
– Assorted other tips on sound and speaker prep.

Check it out on the iTunes store.

SOCIAL MEDIA FOR EVENTS – 5 EASY RULES

Posted on: January 5th, 2015 by Sam Foxman

CHOOSE WISELY. When you assign your social media team, look for the individuals who understand the medium and live in it every day. If you are not hiring someone from the outside to do for you, take the time to identify the end goal and who is doing what. You will need voices (the people talking about stuff) and monitors (the people watching and promoting posts). Typically there are a few levels of social media teams. The directors, who create and direct the message and the producers who engage with each community based on the message. Both need to be working in synergy to make your efforts worthwhile.

DEFINE YOUR BRAND VOICE. Create a tone, character, and persona for your team to use. This is most important if you plan to have multiple people, especially volunteers, communicating on the group’s behalf. Different organizations go for different tones in their social correspondence: some are more traditionally corporate, while others aim to be inspirational or funny.

BE AUTHENTIC. Speak as if you are speaking to a friend or family member to avoid sounding like an institution. Don’t be afraid to sound like a real person.  Keep the dialogue going by responding quickly and conversationally. Remember, being authentic does not mean speaking your mind! Keep on brand and professional no matter what other messages are being posted.

IDENTIFY INFLUENCERS. Find the influencer for the audience you are trying to reach and try to engage them with involvement in your event. Try to identify which social media channels these influencers are using and what kind of commentary they tend to make. Give them as much content as possible that will work well with their social media habits.

TWEET FIRST. Twitter is best when something is unfolding at an event in real time. This doesn’t mean you should neglect Facebook and Instagram, but tweets are the language of real-time social media conversation. Second would be Instagram and a close third is Facebook. Depending on the age of your audience, these channels may vary in popularity.

LOOPD: WEARABLE EVENT TECH

Posted on: November 16th, 2014 by Sam Foxman

As technology gets increasingly better, smaller and faster… it will permeate even further into our everyday lives. Even our wardrobes! Loopd is a system that uses Bluetooth beacons to provide a variety of location-tracking tools for event planners and attendees. Beacons placed around the event communicate with chips the attendees wear on a lanyard. As guests visit exhibitor booths, attend education sessions, and meet other attendees, the system tracks those movements and saves the information.

At any time, guests can log into the Loopd app to see a history of those interactions, as well as receive marketing materials from exhibitors they visited. Booth staff also receive traffic information and can follow up with attendees. For networking, users can tap their badges together to share their contact information; otherwise the system will automatically collect data when two people are standing near each other for a predetermined amount of time. Planners receive real-time information about traffic flow and also data regarding retention, engagement, dwell time, and amount of connections made for attendees and exhibitors.

 

 

EVNTIV GOBO BRIGADE CAUSES A RUCKUS IN ST. LOUIS!

Posted on: November 13th, 2014 by Sam Foxman

The Evntiv Team produced an innovative event marketing campaign for Webster University in St. Louis. The Webster 100 mark shined on dozens of landmark buildings all over the city of St. Louis, Missouri. Images were shared real time on multiple social media channels causing a frenzy. Happy centennial kick-off Webster! Check it out #webster100

 

 

HOT TECH: VIDEO INVITES

Posted on: August 25th, 2014 by Sam Foxman

There are two types of guests who inhabit our event world… the ones who respond to traditional paper invitations and the ones who prefer their party invite in digital form. As event professionals, we like to use both to boost our attendance. A great (and relatively inexpensive) way to augment your traditional paper invites is to create a simple and energetic video invite that can be pushed out via social media or email.

Typically, the video invitation drops on the same day as the paper invitation. The two mediums work synergistically to appeal to guests that accept invitations in either realm. The result is a more 360 degree approach and ultimately a higher response rate.

Check out this example of a digital video invite we did for St. Luke’s Hospital’s gala to support its high-tech cancer center appropriately named “Imagine”.

Also, check out this video invitation to our edgy event concept PLAY DATE for St. Louis Children’s Hospital!

For more information on digital video invitations, email us at info@evntiv.net

EVENT TECH: GOOD GUYS MOBILE INTERNET

Posted on: December 6th, 2013 by Sam Foxman

Sometimes life will throw something your way that looks too good to be true, and well sometimes it is. But not this time! Dallas based, Good Guys Mobile Internet offers state of the art internet with blazing fast speeds, quite literally, anywhere you want it! These portable web conectivity kits are perfect for “war rooms”, outdoor festivals, venues with no WiFi (or rediculously expensive WiFi charges) and any other application you can think of. Each kit can connect up to 8 mobile devices. Ordering, setting up and connecting – it’s all super easy with this service. And the cherry on top… it will cost 75% less than most venues!

Check them out at goodguysmobileinternet.com

HOT TECH: SOCIAL TABLES SEATING SOFTWARE

Posted on: July 6th, 2013 by Sam Foxman

Tired of drawing little circles on a page and handwriting names next to the seats? it’s time to leave the dark ages behind and check out Social Tables! Social Tables is a web-based event planning platform for hospitality, meeting and event professionals.

Social Tables uses cutting-edge technology that consolidates every part of the event planning process. Social Tables eases designing a floorplan, streamlines the arduous seating process, saves you a ton of time, and makes event planning fun again.

By far, the strongest attribute of Social Table is the guest database and seating assignment functions.

To check out these tools, visit www.socialtables.com.

 

 

MIDASpaces : LIVE PERFORMANCE MEETS DIGITAL ART

Posted on: July 2nd, 2013 by Sam Foxman

MIDASpaces (Mapped, Interactive, Digitally Augmented Spaces) are a Dublin based collective obsessed with the all things digital. Made up of a team of programmers, designers and musicians, MIDASpaces take regular, bland and everyday spaces and transform them into digital playgrounds. Working with light projection and interactive design, they create unique experiences for events, festivals or advertising campaigns.

For more information on MIDASpaces, CONTACT US.